Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: DictationRichard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation
Creator: Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Dates: 1944-1970
Extent: 35.0 boxes (17.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/001/RBR
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection comprehensively documents Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard B. Russell Jr. served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator, governor of Georgia, and U.S. senator. Although Russell was best known for his efforts to strengthen the national defense and to oppose civil rights legislation, he favored his role as advocate for the small farmer and for soil and water conservation. Russell also worked to bring economic opportunities to Georgia. He helped to secure or maintain fifteen military installations; more than twenty-five research facilities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Russell Agricultural Research Center; and federal funding for development and construction. Russell believed that his most important legislative contribution was his authorship and secured passage of the National School Lunch Program in 1946.

Serving in the U.S. Senate from 1933 until his death in 1971, Russell was one of that body's most respected members. Secretary of State Dean Rusk called him the most powerful and influential man in Washington, D.C., for a period of about twenty years, second only to the president. Russell attained that position of power through his committee assignments—specifically a total of sixteen years as the chair of the Armed Services Committee and a career-long position on the Appropriations Committee, serving as its chair for his last two years in the Senate. In large measure he determined the agricultural and defense legislation considered by the Senate, as well as matters affecting the federal budget. During the twentieth century Russell, along with Carl Vinson in the U.S. House of Representatives, was undeniably among the nation's foremost experts on military and defense policy. An advisor to six presidents and a 1952 candidate for president, Russell ended his career as president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in the line of presidential succession.

Richard Brevard Russell Jr. was born in Winder on November 2, 1897, to Richard B. Russell Sr., a lawyer, state legislator, businessman, and judge, and Ina Dillard Russell, a teacher. He was the fourth child, and first son, of what became a family of thirteen children. Russell was related to Marietta's Brumby family through his paternal grandmother, Rebecca Harriette Brumby, and in the 1950s his cousin, Otis A. Brumby Jr., worked for him as a Senate page.

His education began at home, where a governess taught Russell and his siblings until 1910. From 1911 to 1913 and again in 1915 he attended the Gordon Institute in Barnesville, and he graduated in 1914 from the Seventh District Agricultural and Mechanical School (later John McEachern High School) in Powder Springs. In 1915, he entered the University of Georgia and was active in various social groups, including the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity, the Gridiron Club, the Jeffersonian Law Society, and the Phi Kappa Literary Society. He graduated in 1918 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

After practicing law for more than a year, Russell was elected in 1920 to the Georgia House of Representatives, becoming at age twenty-three one of the youngest members of that body. He received appointments to various committees and, building on friendships from his school days, advanced quickly in the political arena. He was elected Speaker pro tempore by the state house in 1923 and 1925. In 1927 he was elected Speaker of the House and remained in that position until 1931.

In the state legislature Russell advocated building and improving highways, supported public education, and called for reducing the control of special-interest groups in order to develop a fiscally responsible and efficient state government. He took the same agenda to the people in April 1930, when he announced his candidacy for governor. Russell battled a field of seasoned candidates to win the gubernatorial election. His victory was attributed to a grassroots campaign and his skill in canvassing voters door-to-door across Georgia.

Becoming Georgia's youngest governor in the twentieth century, Russell took the oath of office in June 1931. During his eighteen-month tenure, his most significant achievement was a comprehensive reorganization of the state government, which was accomplished by reducing the number of agencies from 102 to 17. A highlight of this reorganization was the creation of the University System of Georgia, with the Board of Regents as the single governing body over all state colleges and universities. Russell cut state expenditures by 20 percent, balanced the budget without cutting salaries (other than his own), and honored $2.8 million in delinquent obligations.

The death of U.S. Senator William J. Harris in 1932 opened the door for Russell to enter national politics. On April 25, Governor Russell appointed John S. Cohen, publisher of the Atlanta Journal, as interim senator and announced his own candidacy for election to Harris's unexpired term, which ran until 1937. After a tough campaign, Russell was victorious against Charles Crisp, a veteran congressman. Russell's only other contested U.S. Senate election occurred in 1936, when he defeated Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge.

Russell entered the U.S. Senate in 1933 as the youngest member and a strong supporter of U.S. presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Seeing the New York governor as the leader who could end the Great Depression, Russell had detoured from his own campaign to attend the Democratic National Convention and to make a seconding speech for Roosevelt's nomination. The two men had become acquainted during the 1920s, when Roosevelt often visited Warm Springs. After Roosevelt was elected president, Russell marked his first decade in the Senate by ensuring the passage of Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

Russell was awarded an unheard-of freshman spot on the important Appropriations Committee, and he became chairman of its subcommittee on agriculture, a post he retained throughout his career. Russell deeply believed in the significance of agriculture in American society. Representing a mostly rural Georgia, he focused on legislation to assist the small farmer, including the Farm Security Administration, the Farmers Home Administration, the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the Rural Electrification Act, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Resettlement Administration, commodity price supports, and soil conservation. A major participant in the Farm Bloc, he worked with a bipartisan group of senators who were committed to increasing the success rate for individual farmers.

In 1933, Russell was appointed to the Naval Affairs Committee, and he continued to serve when that committee and the Military Affairs Committee were reorganized in 1946 to form the Armed Services Committee. Russell served on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, the Central Intelligence Agency's congressional oversight committee, and the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, as well as on the Democratic Policy and Democratic Steering committees from their inceptions. After World War II (1941-1945), Russell's seniority and strong committee assignments, following a congressional reorganization, placed him in key power positions both legislatively and politically.

Russell began contesting civil rights legislation as early as 1935, when an anti-lynching bill was introduced in Congress. By 1938 he led the Southern Bloc in resisting such federal legislation based on the unconstitutionality of its provisions. The Southern Bloc argued that these provisions were infringements on states' rights. By continually blocking passage of a cloture rule in the Senate, Russell preserved unlimited debate as a method for halting or weakening civil rights legislation. Over the next three decades, through filibuster and Russell's command of the Senate's parliamentary rules and precedents, the Southern Bloc stymied all civil rights legislation.

By 1964, however, American society and the U.S. Senate itself had changed dramatically, and the strongest civil rights bill up to that time passed overwhelmingly. Once the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law, Russell urged compliance and counseled against any violence or forcible resistance; he was the only opponent of the bill to do so.

Russell was a defender of white southern traditions and values. Much of his opposition to civil rights legislation stemmed from his belief that "South haters" were its primary supporters and that life and culture in the South would be forever changed. He believed in white supremacy and a separate but equal society, but he did not promote hatred or acts of violence in order to defend these beliefs. His arguments for maintaining segregation were drawn as much from constitutional beliefs in a Jeffersonian government that both emphasizes a division of federal and state powers and fosters personal and economic freedom as they were from notions of race.

Russell's stand on civil rights was costly to the nation and to Russell himself. It contributed to his defeat in a bid for the presidency, often diverted him from other legislative and appointed business, limited his ability to accept change, weakened his health, and tainted his record historically.

During World War II, Russell led a special committee of five senators around the world to visit the war theaters and to report on the status of American troops. He expanded his views on national defense during this time to include strategic international bases for ensuring security and maintaining world stability. At the same time he did not abandon his isolationism, for he was not eager to place America in the role of world policeman. Neither Russell nor his father supported United Nations membership. Russell also had little faith in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a peacekeeping force, and he was concerned that American-supplied arms to an allied country would fall into the hands of an aggressor. After 1945 Russell agreed with very little American foreign policy. Specifically, he opposed large foreign-aid expenditures when they caused a budget deficit for defense. He believed America's best defense was a military power so strong that no other nation could challenge it successfully.

In 1951, President Harry Truman removed General Douglas MacArthur as commander in the Far East. As chair of the joint Senate committee investigating MacArthur's dismissal, Russell conducted hearings that set the model for congressional inquiry. Many national newspapers praised Russell for his skill in defusing the situation, and he gained a reputation as one of the most powerful men in the Senate.

As the United States and the Soviet Union squared off, Russell strongly supported a military buildup, for which he insisted on civilian oversight or control. As chair of the Armed Services Committee, he started its Military Preparedness Subcommittee. He was a leader in establishing the Atomic Energy Commission, in setting up an independent Central Intelligence Agency, and in placing space exploration and development in the hands of both civilians and the military.

In 1954, Russell spoke against American military support of the French in Vietnam. A stalwart nationalist, he favored military force only when America's interests were directly threatened. He reiterated this sentiment in 1967, when the Johnson administration sent cargo planes to the Congo. Russell fought against rapid deployment, believing that the United States would always find reason to intervene in other nations' conflicts once its military had the ability to engage quickly in some far-flung battle. On June 25, 1969, the Senate passed the National Commitments Resolution, which Russell, along with Senator J. W. Fulbright, was instrumental in drafting. The resolution reasserted the Senate's right to be a participant in the making of commitments by the United States.

As the Johnson administration escalated the war in Vietnam, Russell still could not see a prevailing reason for America's involvement. During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, he had advocated military action in what he saw as a direct Communist threat to the nation. Upholding the Monroe Doctrine, in this case, was of vital interest to the nation and its hemisphere. With Vietnam, Russell, who believed deeply in the presidency, found himself supporting four administrations as America descended into the quagmire. While he advised the presidents to "go in and win—or get out," he could neither prevail with full-scale military power nor find diplomatic solutions. Once the flag was committed, however, so was Russell. Though frustrated by policy and critical of war tactics, he did all he could to support U.S. troops by assuring that they had the best equipment and supplies and by monitoring defense appropriations.

Pursued by colleagues to accept the Senate majority leadership, Russell steadfastly refused because he wanted "absolute independence of thought and action." Instead, he promoted his young protégé Lyndon Johnson, who became the majority whip and, later, the majority leader. This was the beginning of Johnson's rise to power, and he would not have succeeded so quickly without Russell's favor.

Russell's name was twice put forward for nomination as the Democratic candidate for president. Although not a formal candidate in 1948 and not in attendance at the convention, he received 263 votes from 10 southern states that were looking for an alternative to Truman and his civil rights platform. Russell refused to join the Dixiecrats, who subsequently broke away from the party to form their own slate. In 1952 he announced his candidacy and went on to win the Florida primary. His agenda included a strong statement for local and states' rights against a growing federal centralization. At the convention he received a high of 294 votes from 23 states and lost on the third ballot to Adlai Stevenson.

In 1963, President Lyndon Johnson appointed a reluctant Russell to the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, or the Warren Commission, as it came to be known. Russell rejected the single-bullet theory, as did Texas governor John Connally, who had been wounded in the attack on Kennedy. Thinking "so much possible evidence was beyond [the commission's] reach," Russell insisted that Earl Warren qualify the commission's findings to read that they found "no evidence" that Oswald "was part of any conspiracy, domestic or foreign." Compromise with Russell was the only way Warren obtained a unanimous report.

Russell devoted his life to public service. His love of the Senate and its traditions was most evident in his own example of conduct and leadership. Russell earned the respect and admiration of his most ardent opponents for his integrity, intellect, modesty, and fairness.

Although he never married, Russell dated regularly over the years. In 1938, his engagement to an attorney ended because the couple could not reconcile differences over her Catholic faith; he later wrote that the failed relationship was his one regret. Throughout his life, Russell set his course to follow the direction of Russell Sr., who told his seven sons that although not all of them could be brilliant or successful, they could all be honorable. Russell died of complications from emphysema at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 1971. He lay in state at the Georgia state capitol, where President Richard Nixon visited to pay his respects.

The following year Russell's colleagues passed Senate Resolution 296 naming his old office building the Richard Brevard Russell Senate Office Building. Subsequently, a nuclear-powered submarine, a federal courthouse in Atlanta, a state highway, a dam and lake, and various structures would bear his name. Russell is buried in his family's cemetery behind the Russell home in Winder.

Scope and Content

Subgroup C. United States Senatorial Papers comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Thus, in many instances duplication occurs, but often only one copy has been preserved. Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.

Organization and Arrangement

Subgroup C, Series I. Dictation is organized into ten subseries: Speech/Media; Personal; Political; Political Patronage; Legislative; Civil Rights; Rivers and Harbors; Kennedy Assassination; Military Instalations; General; Military Academy [CLOSED]; and Case Mail [CLOSED]. Each series is arranged in reverse chronological order.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Case mail, cross-reference copies, and military academies are closed for 75 years from the date of creation. Additional files are restricted throughout the collection, as noted in the container listing.

Preferred Citation

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Processing Notes

Clippings have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.

Revisions made by Russell staff, 2012.


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Access Points

African Americans--Civil rights.
Agricultural laws and legislation--United States.
Agriculture--Georgia.
Agriculture--United States--States.
Assassination--Investigation--United States.
Civil rights movements--United States.
Civil rights--Georgia.
Civil rights--United States.
Cotton trade, United States.
Cotton--Prices--United States.
Governmental investigations--United States.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Judges--Selection and appointment--United States.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968--Assassination.
Korean War, 1950-1953--United States.
Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-
Legislative hearings--United States.
Literacy tests (Election law)--United States.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Military bases--Georgia.
Patronage, Political--United States.
Poll tax--United States.
Prayer in the public schools--United States.
Presidential candidates--United States.
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock.
School integration--United States.
Secretary of State, 1960-
Textile industry--Georgia.
United States--Defenses.
United States--Foreign policy--1945-1989.
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
United States--Race relations.
United States. Congress. Senate--Cloture.
United States. Congress. Senate.
United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program.
United States. Warren Commission.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.

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Richard B. Russell, Sr. Papers

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Hugh Peterson, Sr. Papers

Herman E. Talmadge Collection

Lamartine G. Hardman Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

John C. Stennis Papers, Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University

Lyndon B. Johnson Papers, Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Gubernatorial Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History

U.S. Senate. Committee on Appropriations, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA

U.S. Senate. Committee on Armed Services, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Subgroup C. United States Senatorial Papers

Scope and Content: This subgroup of papers comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The papers are divided into twenty series, two of which are closed; some files are restricted. Closed or restricted files are governed by donor agreement, Executive Orders, or privacy considerations. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General. In 1943 and 1944, Russell's staff members reorganized the office filing system, and from that point on, the files are very complete.
The 1943 filing system places the incoming letter with a copy of Russell's reply (the yellows) attached, and the correspondence is filed by subject; these files compose the majority of the senatorial papers. Subsequent letters from the constituent and copies of Russell's replies on the same subject continued to be attached to the original correspondence and filed under the date of the latest communication from Russell. Theoretically, at the end of each Congress, these files would have been retired to storage (with the possible exception of case mail); in practice, however, there was no consistency to the length of time the subject files were retained in the active status. To respect provenance of the files and to preserve the utility of the cross reference copies, the subject files are subdivided so that within each series they are arranged chronologically by the most recent date of correspondence (with all other correspondence attached thereto). A second copy of a Russell letter (the pinks, or Cross-Reference Copies Series) was made and filed separately by correspondent's surname in a chronological file. Intra-Office Communications and Speech/Media are form files. If Russell personally dictated any portion of a letter or added a postscript, two extra copies on onionskin paper (one for the Winder office and one for the Washington office) were made and filed by subject (Series I. Dictation), separate from the yellow and pink copies.The flexibility of the system allowed for much divergence in filing according to the discretion of the staff member involved. Thus, as personnel changed, their interpretations on how broad or specific they should be were reflected in the filing system itself. For example, "Foreign Aid" under the General Series and "Foreign Relations" under Legislative Series. The filing system indicates that correspondence relating to proposed or pending legislation was filed under committee in Legislative and relating to action taken on passed legislation or programs administered by government agencies was filed accordingly in General. In reality, two subject headings as similar as foreign aid and foreign relations could easily be interfiled.For the most part, original order was maintained for the senatorial papers. Exceptions are Civil Rights and MacArthur Hearings Series, which were originally part of the Legislative Series. These were separated because of their research potential and the influence Senator Russell had in each area. The Barboura G. Raesly File was added to the papers subsequent to the library's establishment and contains records and materials she kept in her position as personal secretary to Russell.
I. Dictation, 1944-1970
Extent: 35.0 boxes (17.5 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note: The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Thus, in many instances duplication occurs, but often only one copy has been preserved. The letters have been arranged by topic and then in reverse chronological order.
Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.Dictation copies were, as a rule, filed much more broadly than any other division of correspondence. As a result, letters concerning an agriculture bill, a farmer involved in a case of some sort, an action of the Agriculture Department or a problem of a general nature involved with agriculture might all appear in a file folder labeled "Farm." One should research similar subdivisions under different subseries in the Dictation Series. When Russell personally dictated any portion of a letter or added a postscript, two extra copies on onionskin paper (one for the Winder office and one for the Washington office) were made and filed by subject (Dictation Series), separate from the yellow and pink copies.The initials of composer and typist of each letter is located on the bottom left of the front page of the letter. If someone other than the composer typed the letter, the composer's initials were on the left, followed by full colon and typist initials. From 1969 to 1971 there are pink copies furnished by the Senate Appropriations Committee staff. On these copies Senator Russell's initials will always appear followed by the composer, the Senator did not compose these letters.The left top of the first page has a subject title under which the yellow copy is filed and the top right has a name heading under which the pink copy is filed. Two check marks beneath the signature mean Senator Russell read the letter but that it was signed by automatic pen. One check mark indicates that the Senator read and signed the letter and no check mark indicates that the Senator did not read the letter. Letters marked Personal or Personal and Confidential meant that correspondents were not to release them, also the staff were not to use views expressed as models for other letters. When letters were rewritten by the Senator the section was blocked off by brackets and all handwritten additions were also made on the copies. Some staff members were authorized to send out communications in the Senator's name without his seeing them and his signature would be forged or signed by automatic pen. The following staff members were authorized to approve out-going mail: Leeman Anderson (1933-1936, 1942-1969); Joe Wattson (1937-1941), Babs Raesly (1965-1971); Bill Jordan (1965-1968); Charles Campbell (1969-1971); Proctor Jones (1968-1971); Marge Warren (1965-1969).
A. Speech/Media, 1952-1969
BoxFolder
11Speech, 1964-1969
1 2-5 Speech, 1963-1964
16Speech, 1961-1962
17Speech, 1959-1960
18Speech, 1958-1959
19Speech, 1958
110Speech, 1957
111Radio/television/press, 1964-1969
112Radio/television/press, 1965-1966
113Radio/television/press, 1963-1964
114Radio/television/press, 1958-1963
115Radio/television/press, 1961-1962
BoxFolder
21Radio/television/press, 1958-1960
22Radio/television/press, 1957
23Radio/television/press, 1953-1954
24News Releases, 1965-1969
25News Releases, 1958-1965
26News Releases, 1958-1969
27News Releases, 1955-1957
28News Releases, 1952
B. Personal
1. General, 1949-1970
BoxFolder
29General, 1969-1970
210General, 1968
211General, 1967
212General, 1966 July-December
213General, 1966 January-June
214General, 1965 July-December
215General, 1965 January-June
216General, 1960
217General, 1959 July-December
218General, 1959 January-June
219General, 1952 July-December
220General, 1952 January-June
221General, 1951 July-December
222General, 1951 January-June
BoxFolder
31General, 1950 July-December
32General, 1950 January-June
33General, 1949 October-December
34General, 1949 January-September
2. Civil War, 1961-1966
BoxFolder
35Civil War, 1964-1966
36Civil War, 1961-1963
3. Carolyn Cobb, 1954-1957
BoxFolder
37Carolyn Cobb, 1954-1957
4. Commencement, 1957-1966
BoxFolder
38Commencement, 1966
39Commencement, 1962
310Commencement, 1957
5. Condolences
BoxFolder
311Condolences, 1969
312Condolences, 1967-1968
313Condolences, 1966
314Condolences, 1965
315Condolences, 1964-1966
316Condolences, 1963-1964
317Condolences, 1958-1963
318Condolences, 1961-1962
319Condolences, 1958-1960
320Condolences, 1953-1957
321Condolences, 1952
322Condolences, 1949-1952
6. Congratulations
BoxFolder
323Congratulations, 1968-1969
324Congratulations, 1964-1967
325Congratulations, 1965-1966
326Congratulations, 1963-1964
BoxFolder
41Congratulations, 1958-1963
42Congratulations, 1961-1962
43Congratulations, 1958-1960
44Congratulations, 1953-1957
45Congratulations, 1950-1952
7. Contributions
BoxFolder
46Contributions, 1964-1969
47Contributions, 1965-1966
48Contributions, 1963-1964
49Contributions, 1961-1962
410Contributions, 1958-1963
411Contributions, 1958-1960
412Contributions, 1953-1957
413Contributions, 1949-1952
8. Gift [Book]
BoxFolder
414Gift [Book], 1964-1969
415Gift [Book], 1961-1963
9. Invitations
BoxFolder
416Invitations, 1967 June-1969 November
417Invitations, 1966-1967 May
418Invitations, 1964-1965
419Invitations, 1965-1966
420Invitations, 1964
4 21-22 Invitations, 1963
423Invitations, 1962
424Invitations, 1961-1962
425Invitations, 1961
4 26-27 Invitations, 1960
BoxFolder
5 1-2 Invitations, 1959
5 3-4 Invitations, 1958
55Invitations, 1957
56Invitations, 1955-1956
57Invitations, 1954
58Invitations, 1953 July-December
59Invitations, 1953 January-June
510Invitations, 1952 July-December
511Invitations, 1952 January-June
512Invitations, 1951
513Invitations, 1950
514Invitations, 1949
10. Praise
BoxFolder
515Praise, 1958-1961
516Praise, 1957
11. Trips
BoxFolder
517Trips, 1966-1969
518Trips, 1955-1957
519Trips, 1949
C. Political
1. Political General
Scope and Contents note: The majority of the general political correspondence consists of thank you letters or congratulatory statements from Russell to a wide variety of people. There are also letters that address the platform of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party in the south, the importance of the two party system, states rights and "anti-southern" legislation, the 1952 presidential campaign, civil rights, Democratic Caucus, Senate Majority Leadership, and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson campaign platform.
BoxFolder
61General Correspondence, 1966 May-December
62General Correspondence, 1966 January-March
63General Correspondence, 1965-1966
64General Correspondence, 1965 October-December
65General Correspondence, 1965 May-September
66General Correspondence, 1964 September-December
67General Correspondence, 1964 June-August
68General Correspondence, 1964 January-May
69General Correspondence, 1963
610General Correspondence, 1960 August-December
611General Correspondence, 1960 January-July
612General Correspondence, 1958-1962
613General Correspondence, 1959
614General Correspondence, 1957-1958
615General Correspondence, 1956
616General Correspondence, 1955
617General Correspondence, 1954
618General Correspondence, 1953
619General Correspondence, 1952
BoxFolder
71General Correspondence, 1951 July-December
72General Correspondence, 1951 January-June
73General Correspondence, 1950 August-December
74General Correspondence, 1950 January-July
75General Correspondence, 1949
76Democratic Caucus, 1966
77Majority Leadership, 1950-1951
78Democratic Party, 1964-1969
79Democratic Party, 1961-1963
710Democratic Party, 1960 August-December
711Democratic Party, 1960 January-July
712Democratic Party, 1958-1959
713Lyndon Johnson, 1960
714Governor’s Race, 1958-1962
2. Personal Political
Scope and Contents note: The personal political correspondence includes topics such as the Humprey-Muskie ticket, civil rights and segregation, John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Party platform, Southern Manifesto and Southern-bloc, taxation and appropriations, senatorial campaigns, and the 1952 Presidential campaign. Also included are Russell's responses to the accusation of anti-semitism and criticisms of his political record.
BoxFolder
715Political criticism [Russell's responses to criticism of his political record], 1964-1969
716General Correspondence, 1967 June-1968 November
717General Correspondence, 1963
7 18-19 General Correspondence, 1962
7 20-21 General Correspondence, 1961
722General Correspondence, 1960
723General Correspondence, 1958-1959
724Winder Appreciation Day, 1957 October 26
725Senatorial Campaigns, 1958-1963
726Senatorial Campaigns, 1957
727Senatorial Campaign Funds and Expenses, 1960-1963
728Presidential Campaigns, 1952 October-December
729Presidential Campaigns, 1952 July-September
730Presidential Campaigns, 1952 May-June
731Presidential Campaigns, 1952 April 11-23
732Presidential Campaigns, 1952 April 1-10
BoxFolder
81Presidential Campaigns, 1952 March 18-31
82Presidential Campaigns, 1952 March 1-15
83Presidential Campaigns, 1952 January-February
84Presidential Contribution, 1952 March-December
85Presidential Delegates, 1952
86Presidential Delegates, 1952 June
87Presidential Delegates, 1952 May
88Presidential Delegates, 1952 April
89Presidential Delegates, 1952 March
810Presidential Future, 1958-1960
811Presidential Future, 1953-1957
812Third Party, 1958-1961
D. Political Patronage, 1949-1969
1. Judgeships, 1949-1969
BoxFolder
813Judgeships, 1964-1969
814[Southern District], 1967-1968
8151965-1966 March
8161965-1968
8171963-1964
8 18-19 1961-1962
8201958-1960
8211958-1963
8221953-1957
8231951
8241950
8251949
2. Presidential Patronage, 1953-1969
BoxFolder
91Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Justice Abe Fortas], 1964-1969
92Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Justice Abe Fortas and D. W. Brooks], 1965-1969
93Presidential Patronage, 1964-1966
94Presidential Patronage, 1963-1964
95Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Robert Kennedy for Attorney General, nominations for the Supreme Court, D. W. Brooks, appointments to Civil Rights Commission], 1963
9 6-7 Presidential Patronage - Appointments [state attorney generals, judgeships, U.S. marshalls, and other posts], 1960-1963
98Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [Supreme Court nominations; appointment of U.S. Marshals, duputy marshalls, and district attorneys; Civil Rights Commission appointments], 1961-1962
99Presidential Patronage - Appointments, 1958-1960
910Presidential Patronage, 1957
911Presidential Patronage - Appoinments [includes nomincation of Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan], 1953-1957
3. Patronage General, 1958-1969
BoxFolder
912Patronage General, 1965-1969
913Patronage General, 1958-1961
914Patronage General, 1958-1959
E. Legislative
1. Agriculture
BoxFolder
915Department of Agriculture, 1964-1969
916Department of Agriculture, 1960-1963
917Agriculture and Forestry, 1964-1969
918Agriculture and Forestry, 1958-1963
919Agriculture and Forestry, 1949-1952
920Agriculture Yearbook, 1958
921Agriculture Yearbook, 1951-1952
922Agriculture Yearbook [folder empty]
923Corn, 1958
924Cotton, 1964-1965
925Cotton and Textile industry, 1958-1963
926Cotton - Two Price Bill, 1958
927Cotton, 1949-1952
928Farm [topics include rural electrification, forestry roads, tobacco], 1965-1966
929Farm, 1964-1965
930Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including forestry roads, cotton, peanuts, and the sale of wheat to Russia], 1963-1964
931Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including the sale of wheat to Russia and Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies], 1958-1963
932Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including appropriations, Dukes Creek Road, soil conservation, rural electrification, cotton and textiles, and the farm bill], 1961-1962
933New Farm Bill, 1961
934Farm [topics include forestry and poultry], 1960
935Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies and appropriations], 1959
936Farm Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies, poultry inspection, soil conservation, cotton], 1958
BoxFolder
101Farm, 1957
102Farm, 1956
103Farm, 1955
104Farm, 1954
105Farm, 1953
106Farm, 1948-1952
107Forestry, 1964-1969
108Forestry, 1959-1963
109Naval Stores, 1949-1951
1010Oleo, 1949
1011Peanuts, 1964
1012Peanuts, 1959-1963
1013Peanuts, 1961-1962
1014Peanuts, 1949-1951
1015Poultry, 1968-1969
1016Poultry, 1958-1962
1017School Lunch Debate, 1958-1963
1018School Lunch Debate, 1954-1956
1019School Lunch Debate, 1949-1952
1020Tobacco, 1964-1965
1021Tobacco, 1958
1022Tung Oil, 1949
2. Appropriations
BoxFolder
1023Appropriations - General, 1964-1969
1024Appropriations - General, 1965-1966
1025Appropriations - General, 1963-1964
1026Appropriations - General, 1958-1963
1027Appropriations - General, 1961-1962
BoxFolder
111Appropriations - General, 1958-1960
112Appropriations - General, 1953-1957
113Appropriations - General, 1949-1952
114Agriculture appropriations, 1964-1966
115Agriculture appropriations, 1958-1963
116Laboratories - water pollution, 1969
117Laboratories, 1965
11 8-9 Laboratories, 1963-1964
1110Laboratories, 1962-1963
11 11-12 Laboratories - water pollution, 1961-1962
1113Civil Functions, 1949
1114Area Redevelopment, 1964-1965
1115ARA [Area Redevelopment Administration], 1962-1963
3. Armed Services
BoxFolder
11 16-17 Armed Services - General, 1967-1969
1118Armed Services - General, 1967
1119Armed Services - General, 1966 July-December
1120Armed Services - General, 1966 January-June
1121Armed Services - General, 1966
11 22-23 Armed Services - General, 1965
BoxFolder
12 1-2 Armed Services - General, 1964
123Armed Services - General, 1963 July-December
124Armed Services - General, 1963 January-June
125Armed Services - General, 1961-1963
126Armed Services - General, 1962
127Armed Services - General, 1961
128Armed Services - General, 1958-1961
129Armed Services - General, 1958
1210Armed Services - General, 1957
1211Armed Services - General, 1953-1956
1212Armed Services - General, 1949-1952
1213Preparedness [Empty]
BoxFolder
131Walker Hearings, 1961-1962
132Universal Military Training, 1950-1952
4. Banking and Currency
BoxFolder
133Banking and Currency, 1964-1967
134Banking and Currency, 1965
135Banking and Currency, 1963-1964
136Banking and Currency, 1958-1963
137Banking and Currency, 1961
138Banking and Currency, 1958-1960
139Banking and Currency, 1953-1957
1310Banking and Currency, 1949-1952
5. District Committee
BoxFolder
1311District Committee, 1951, 1966
1312District Committee, 1959
6. Ethics
BoxFolder
1313Ethics, 1966-1967
7. Finance
BoxFolder
1314Finance, 1965-1966
1315Finance, 1964-1966
1316Finance, 1963-1964
1317Finance, 1963
1318Finance, 1962
1319Finance, 1958-1959
1320Finance, 1953-1957
1321Finance, 1951
8. Foreign Relations
BoxFolder
1322Foreign Relations, 1965
1323Foreign Relations, 1964
1324Foreign Relations, 1963-1964
1325Foreign Relations, 1958-1963
1326Foreign Relations, 1961-1962
1327Foreign Relations, 1958-1959
1328Foreign Relations, 1953-1957
1329Foreign Relations, 1949-1952
9. Government Operations
BoxFolder
1330Government Operations, 1965
1331Government Operations, 1964
1332Government Operations, 1963-1964
1333Government Operations, 1958-1963
1334Government Operations, 1958
1335Government Operations, 1953-1957
10. Interior and Insular
BoxFolder
1336Interior and Insular, 1965-1969
1337Interior and Insular, 1958
1338Interior and Insular, 1953-1956
1339Interior and Insular, 1949-1952
11. Interstate and Foreign Commerce
BoxFolder
1340Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1965-1967
1341Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1967
1342Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1964-1965
1343Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1963
1344Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1958-1963
1345Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1961-1962
BoxFolder
14A1Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1958-1959
14A2Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1953-1957
14A3Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1949-1950
12. Judiciary
BoxFolder
14A4Judiciary, 1964-1969
14A5Judiciary, 1965-1966
14A6Judiciary, 1963-1964
14A7Judiciary, 1958-1963
14A8Judiciary, 1962
14A9Judiciary, 1958-1960
14A10Judiciary, 1953-1957
14A11Judiciary, 1949-1952
13. Labor and Public Welfare
BoxFolder
14A12Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1964-1969
14A13Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1965-1966
14A14Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1963-1964
14A15Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1963
14A16Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1963
14A17Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1963
14A18Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1961-1962
14A19Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1961
14A20Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1960
14A21Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1959-1960
14A22Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1959
14A23Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1953-1957
14A24Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1949-1952
14A25Minimum Wage, 1965-1969
14A26Minimum Wage, 1959-1963
14A27Minimum Wage, 1949-1951
BoxFolder
14B1Taft-Hartley, 1949
14. Miscellaneous Legislation
BoxFolder
14B2Miscellaneous Legislation, 1966
14B3Miscellaneous Legislation, 1964-1966
14B4Miscellaneous Legislation, 1963-1964
14B5Miscellaneous Legislation, 1958-1963
14B6Miscellaneous Legislation, 1961-1962
14B7Miscellaneous Legislation, 1958-1960
14B8Miscellaneous Legislation, 1953-1957
14B9Miscellaneous Legislation, 1949-1952
15. Post Office and Civil Service
BoxFolder
14B10Post Office and Civil Service, 1964-1969
14B11Post Office and Civil Service, 1964-1968
14B12Post Office and Civil Service, 1967-1968
14B13Post Office and Civil Service, 1965-1966
14B14Post Office and Civil Service, 1963-1964
14B15Post Office and Civil Service, 1961-1963
14B16Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1963
14B17Post Office and Civil Service, 1961-1962
14B18Post Office and Civil Service, 1960
14B19Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1960
14B20Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1959
14B21Post Office and Civil Service, 1953-1957
14B22Post Office and Civil Service, 1949-1951
16. Private Bills (Russell Bills)
BoxFolder
14B23Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1967-1969
14B24Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1966
14B25Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1961
14B26Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1958-1961
14B27Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1958-1959
14B28Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1953-1956
14B29Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1951
17. Public Works
BoxFolder
14B30Public Works, 1965-1969
14B31Public Works, 1965
14B32Public Works, 1963-1964
14B33Public Works, 1959-1963
14B34Public Works, 1954-1956
14B35Public Works, 1949-1950
18. Railroad
BoxFolder
14B36Railroad, 1950-1951
BoxFolder
151Railroad, 1950-1951
19. Retirement Cases and Legislation
BoxFolder
152Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1965
153Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1963-1964
154Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1962
155Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1958-1959
20. Rivers and Harbors
BoxFolder
1561960-1962
21. Rules and Administration
BoxFolder
157Rules and Administration, 1965-1969
158Rules and Administration, 1958-1963
159Rules and Administration, 1958
1510Rules and Administration, 1953-1954
1511Rules and Administration, 1951
22. Small Business Committee
BoxFolder
1512Small Business Committee, 1958-1959
1513Small Business Committee, 1949-1950
23. Space
BoxFolder
1514Space, 1964-1969
1515Space, 1958-1963
1516Space, 1961-1962
1517Space, 1962
1518Space, 1958-1959
24. Steering Committee
BoxFolder
1519Steering Committee, 1964-1969
1520Steering Committee, 1965
1521Steering Committee, 1963
1522Steering Committee, 1960-1963
1523Steering Committee, 1961-1962
1524Steering Committee, 1958-1960
25. Watkins Committee
BoxFolder
1525Watkins Committee, 1954
F. Civil Rights
1. General
BoxFolder
1526General Correspondence, 1964-1968
1527General Correspondence, 1965-1966
1528General Correspondence, 1964 June-December
1529General Correspondence, 1964 May-July
1530General Correspondence, 1964 March-June
1531General Correspondence, 1964 February-May
1532General Correspondence, 1964 January-March
1533General Correspondence, 1964 January-February
1534General Correspondence, 1963 September-December
BoxFolder
161General Correspondence, 1963 September-December
162General Correspondence, 1963 July-September
163General Correspondence, 1963 July-August
164General Correspondence, 1963 May-June
165General Correspondence, 1963 June
166General Correspondence, 1963 January-May
167General Correspondence, 1962 July-December
168General Correspondence, 1961-1962
169General Correspondence, 1961-1963
16 10-11 General Correspondence, 1960
1612General Correspondence, 1959
BoxFolder
171General Correspondence, 1958-1959
172General Correspondence, 1958
17 3-4 General Correspondence, 1957
175General Correspondence, 1957 January-1957 August
176General Correspondence, 1956
177General Correspondence, 1955
178General Correspondence, 1954
179General Correspondence, 1952
1710General Correspondence, 1950
17 11-12 General Correspondence, 1949
1713General Correspondence, 1948
1714General Correspondence, 1944-1947
2. Cloture
BoxFolder
181Cloture, 1965-1968
182Cloture, 1958-1963
3. Equal Employment Committee
BoxFolder
183Equal Employment Committee, 1961
4. Guidelines
BoxFolder
184Guidelines, 1967-1970
5. Little Rock
BoxFolder
185Little Rock, 1958
6. Manifesto
BoxFolder
186Southern Manifesto, 1958
7. Prayer
BoxFolder
187-8[Empty]
8. Poll Tax
BoxFolder
189Poll Tax, 1962
9. Racial
BoxFolder
1810Racial, 1958-1963
10. Relocation
BoxFolder
1811Relocation, 1958-1962
11. Segregation
BoxFolder
1812Segregation - General, 1958-1963
1813Segregation - School, 1958-1959, 1963
12. Southern Caucus
BoxFolder
1814Southern Caucus, 1963
1815Southern Caucus, 1960-1968
13. States Rights
BoxFolder
1816States Rights, 1958-1963
14. Supreme Court
BoxFolder
1817Supreme Court - General, 1964-1968
1818Supreme Court - General, 1963-1964
1819Supreme Court - General, 1961-1962
1820Supreme Court - General, 1958-1960
1821Impeachment, 1958
1821Impeachment, 1953-1957
G. Rivers and Harbors
BoxFolder
1823Rivers and Harbors, 1964-1969
1824Rivers and Harbors, 1966
1825Rivers and Harbors, 1965-1966
1826Rivers and Harbors, 1963-1964
1827Rivers and Harbors, 1958-1963
BoxFolder
191Rivers and Harbors, 1963
192Rivers and Harbors, 1961-1962
193Rivers and Harbors, 1958-1960
194Rivers and Harbors, 1953-1957
195Rivers and Harbors, 1949-1953
196Rivers and Harbors, 1949-1952
H. Kennedy Assassination
1. Assassination Commission
BoxFolder
197Assassination Commission, 1963-1967
2. President Kennedy
BoxFolder
19 8A President Kennedy and Assassination Commission, 1963-1964
19 8B President Kennedy, 1963-1964
I. Military Installations
1. General
BoxFolder
199Military Installations - General, 1964-1969
1910Military Installations - General, 1965-1966
1911Military Installations - General, 1963-1964
1912Military Installations - General, 1958-1963
1913Military Installations - General, 1961-1962
1914Military Installations - General, 1958-1960
1915Military Installations - General, 1953-1957
2. Reactivated War Camps
BoxFolder
1916Military Installations - Reactivated War Camps, 1951
J. General
1. America's Welfare
BoxFolder
1917America's Welfare, 1964-1968
1918America's Welfare, 1965-1966
BoxFolder
201America's Welfare, 1963-1964
202America's Welfare, 1961-1963
203America's Welfare, 1961-1962
2. Appointments
BoxFolder
204Appointments, 1964-1968
205Appointments, 1965-1966
206Appointments, 1963-1964
207Appointments, 1958-1963
208Appointments, 1961-1962
209Appointments, 1958-1960
2010Appointments, 1953-1957
2011Appointments, 1949-1952
3. Atomic Energy
BoxFolder
2012Atomic Energy, 1964-1969
2013Atomic Energy, 1958-1961
2014Atomic Energy, 1958-1959
2015Atomic Energy, 1953-1957
2016Atomic Energy, 1950-1951
4. Cancer
BoxFolder
2017Cancer, 1964
2018Cancer, 1963
2019Cancer, 1956-1957
5. CIA [Central Intellegence Agency]
BoxFolder
2020CIA [Central Intellegence Agency], 1966-1967
6. Civil Aeronautics Board
BoxFolder
2021Civil Aeronautics Board, 1967
2022Civil Aeronautics Board, 1958-1960
2023Civil Aeronautics Board, 1962
20241958-1960
2025Civil Aeronautics Board, 1956-1957
7. Congressional Record
BoxFolder
2026Congressional Record, 1964-1968
2027Congressional Record, 1958-1963
2028Congressional Record, 1958-1960
2029Congressional Record, 1953-1955
8. Critical and Disaster Areas
BoxFolder
2030Critical and Disaster Areas, 1958-1960, 1966
2031Critical and Disaster Areas, 1953-1955
9. Defense Department
BoxFolder
2032Defense Department, 1964-1970
10. Disarmament
BoxFolder
2033Disarmament - General, 1964-1968
BoxFolder
211Disarmament - General, 1965
212Disarmament - General, 1960-1963
213Nuclear Tests, 1963
11. Economic Problems
BoxFolder
214Inflation, 1958-1969
215Inflation, 1958-1959
216Inflation, 1957
217Price control, 1953
218Rationing and Hoarding, 1950-1952
12. Education
BoxFolder
219Education - General, 1964-1969
2110Education - General, 1965
2111Education - General, 1963-1964
2112Education - General, 1958-1963
2113Education - General, 1961-1962
2114Education - General, 1958-1960
2115Education - General, 1955-1957
2116Education - General, 1949-1951
2117Defense Education, 1959
2118Education for Freedom, Inc., 1967
2119Science Education, 1958
13. Electoral College
BoxFolder
2120Electoral College, 1964-1969
2121Electoral College, 1961-1962
14. Endorsements
BoxFolder
2122Endorsements, 1965-1969
2123Endorsements, 1964
2124Endorsements, 1961-1962
15. Executive Expenditures
BoxFolder
2125Executive Expenditures, 1949-1952
16. FHA [Farmers Home Administration]
BoxFolder
2126FHA, 1964-1965
2127FHA, 1958
2128FHA, 1950
2129FHA Ruling, 1949
17. FAA [Federal Aviation Administration]
BoxFolder
2130FAA, 1968
2131FAA, 1964-1965
2132FAA, 1963-1964
2133FAA, 1961-1962
2134FAA, 1959-1963
18. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
BoxFolder
2135Federal Communications Commission, 1964-1968
2136Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1965
2137Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1963-1964
21381958-1963
2139Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1962
2140Federal Communications Commission, 1958-1959
2141Federal Communications Commission, 1955-1957
19. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
BoxFolder
221FDIC, 1966
20. Federal Land Bank
BoxFolder
222Federal Land Bank, 1956
21. Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications
BoxFolder
223Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1966
224Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1963
225Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1961
22 6-7 Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1958
228Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1957
22. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
BoxFolder
229Federal Trade Commission, 1966
2210Federal Trade Commission, 1958
23. Flag
BoxFolder
2211Flag, 1961
24. Football Tickets
BoxFolder
2212Football Tickets, 1961
25. Foreign Aid
BoxFolder
2213Foreign Aid - General, 1965-1966
2214Foreign Aid - General, 1964-1966
2215Foreign Aid - General, 1963-1964
2216Foreign Aid - General, 1958-1963
2217Foreign Aid - General, 1961-1962
2218Foreign Aid - General, 1958-1960
2219Foreign Aid - General, 1957
2220ECA (Economic Cooperative Act), 1949-1952
2221Mutual Security, 1958-1960
2222Mutual Security, 1953-1956
26. Georgia
BoxFolder
2223Georgia - General, 1964-1969
2224Georgia - General, 1965
2225Georgia - General, 1961-1963
2223Georgia - General, 1958-1963
2227County Unit System, 1964-1966
2228Reapportionment, 1964-1969
27. Government Expenditure
BoxFolder
2229Government Expenditure, 1965-1966
2230Government Expenditure, 1963-1964
2231Government Expenditure, 1960-1963
2232Government Expenditure, 1961-1962
28. Grants
BoxFolder
2233Grants, 1967-1969
29. HEW [Department of Health, Education, and Welfare]/ Health
BoxFolder
2234HEW, 1964-1969
2235HEW, 1960-1962
30. Highways
BoxFolder
2236Highways, 1964-1969
2237Highways, 1965-1966
2238Highways, 1963-1964
2239Highways, 1961-1962
2240Highways, 1958-1963
BoxFolder
231Highways, 1958-1960
232Highways, 1953-1957
233Highways, 1949-1950
31. Hospitals
BoxFolder
234Hospitals, 1964
235Hospitals, 1960-1961
236Hospitals, 1951
32. Housing
BoxFolder
237Housing, 1964-1969
238Housing, 1965-1966
239Housing, 1963
2310Housing, 1958-1962
2311Housing, 1961-1962
2312Housing, 1958-1960
2313Housing, 1955-1957
2314Housing, 1950-1952
33. Inauguration
BoxFolder
2315Inauguration - General, 1960-1968
34. International
BoxFolder
2316General, 1964-1969
2317General, 1965-1966
2318General, 1963-1964
2319General, 1958-1963
2320General, 1961-1962
2321General, 1958-1960
2322General, 1953-1957
2323China, 1949-1952
2324Korea, 1949
2325Korea, 1958
BoxFolder
241Korea [Korean War, includes letter regarding Corporal Dickenson case], 1953-1954
242Korea [Korean War], 1950-1952
243Middle East [Six-Day War and War of Attrition], 1967-1969
244Middle East [Lebanon], 1958
245Vietnam, 1964-1969
35. Letters of Recommendation and Introduction
BoxFolder
246Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1964-1969
247Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1965-1966
248Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1963-1964
249Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1958-1963
2410Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1961-1962
2411Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1958-1960
2412Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1953-1957
2413Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1958
2414Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1953-1952
2415Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1949
36. Letters to Save, 1958-1969
BoxFolder
2416Letters to Save - Famous People [includes letters to Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mehmed Ekrem], 1967-1969
2417Letters to Save - Special Name [includes letters to Carter Pittman and Luci Baines Johnson], 1964-1966
2418Letters to Save - Special Name [includes letters to Charles Bloch and a note to Dwight Eisenhower], 1958
2419Letters to Save, 1961-1962
2420Letters to Save - Famous People [includes letters to Admiral H. G. Rickover, Mohammad Khan, Harry Truman, Bernard Baruch], 1958
2421Letters to Save [includes letters to Charles Bloch, Herman Talmadge, and Harry Truman], 1958-1959
37. Library of Congress
BoxFolder
2422Library of Congress, 1960
38. Liquor
BoxFolder
2423Liquor, 1958-1962
2424Liquor, 1954-1955
2425Liquor, 1951
39. Memorials
BoxFolder
251Memorials - General, 1965-1966
252Memorials - [Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial], 1963-1964
253Memorials - General, 1961
254Memorials - General, 1958-1961
255Memorials - General, 1958-1960
256Memorials - General, 1953-1957
257Memorials - General, 1949-1951
258Andersonville, 1967
259Jefferson Davis, 1960
2510Oglethorpe, 1966
40. Miscellaneous
Scope and Contents note: The miscellaneous letters cover a wide variety of topics including grants, senate committees, various legislation, requests for information, surplus property, and crime. The majority of the letters have other copies filed under their appropriate topic.
BoxFolder
2511Miscellaneous, 1967-1969
25 12-13 Miscellaneous, 1966
2514Miscellaneous, 1965
2515Miscellaneous, 1964-1965
2516Miscellaneous, 1964
2517Miscellaneous, 1963
2518Miscellaneous, 1962
2519Miscellaneous, 1961
2520Miscellaneous, 1960
2521Miscellaneous, 1959
2522Miscellaneous, 1958
41. National Defense
BoxFolder
261[Empty]
262Civil Defense Program, 1959-1962
263National Defense [surrender, missile program, appropriations], 1958-1962
264National Defense and Civil Defense, 1961
265National Defense and Civil Defense [missile program and surrender], 1958-1960
266National Defense [missile program and appropriations], 1953-1957
267Civil Defense, 1951-1952
268National Defense [military information leaks, total mobilization, rearmament program], 1950-1952
42. National Production Authority
BoxFolder
269National Production Authority, 1950-1952
43. Natural Gas
BoxFolder
2610Natural Gas, 1958
44. Visits and Office Matters
BoxFolder
26 11-12 Visits and Office Matters, 1964-1968
2613Visits and Office Matters, 1965-1966
2614Visits and Office Matters, 1963-1964
2615Visits and Office Matters, 1961-1963
2616Visits and Office Matters, 1958-1963
2617Visits and Office Matters, 1961-1962
2618Visits and Office Matters, 1958-1960
2619Visits and Office Matters, 1956-1957
45. Official
BoxFolder
2620Official, 1964-1969
2621Official, 1965-1966
2622Official, 1963-1964
2623Official, 1962-1963
2624Official, 1961-1962
2625Official, 1959-1961
2626Official, 1959-1960
2627Official, 1958-1959
2628Official, 1958
2629Official, 1957
2630Official, 1956
BoxFolder
271Official, 1955
272Official, 1954
273Official, 1953
274Official, 1952
275Official, 1951
276Official, 1950
277Official, 1949
46. Passes
BoxFolder
278Passes, 1964-1969
279Passes, 1963
2710Passes, 1950-1952
47. Peace Corps
BoxFolder
2711Peace Corps, 1961-1963
48. Poverty
BoxFolder
2712Poverty, 1964-1969
49. Publications
BoxFolder
27131954-1955
50. Public Buildings
BoxFolder
2714General [Empty]
2715General, 1965
2716General, 1958-1963
2717General, 1960
2718General, 1953-1955
2719General, 1950
2720Atlanta Federal Building, 1967
2721Government Hospitals, 1953
51. Recession
BoxFolder
2722Recession, 1958
27231958
52. RFC (Reconstruction Finance Corporation)
BoxFolder
281RFC, 1953-1954
282RFC, 1949-1951
53. Request for Information
BoxFolder
283General, 1964-1969
284General, 1958-1963
285General, 1961-1962
286General, 1958-1960
287General, 1954-1957
28 8-9 Autographs and Photographs, 1962
2810Autographs and Photographs, 1958-1959
2811Autographs and Photographs, 1953-1956
2812Autographs and Photographs, 1949-1951
2813School Matters, 1967
2814School Matters, 1958
2815School Matters, 1951
54. Riots
BoxFolder
2816Riots, 1967-1969
55. Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
BoxFolder
2817Rural Electrification Administration, 1964-1966
2818Rural Electrification Administration, 1958-1962
2819Rural Electrification Administration, 1950-1952
56. Scholarships
BoxFolder
2820Scholarships, 1960-1963
57. Small Business
BoxFolder
2821Small Business [empty]
2822Small Business, 1958-1963
2823Small Business, 1958-1960
2824Small Business, 1955-1957
58. Social Security
BoxFolder
2825General, 1964-1968
2826General, 1965-1966
2827General, 1963-1964
2828General, 1961-1963
2829General, 1961-1962
2830General, 1958-1960
28 31-32 General, 1958-1960
2833General, 1955-1957
2834General, 1953-1954
2835General, 1949-1952
2836Medicare, 1964-1965
2837Medicare, 1962-1963
2838Socialized Medicine, 1949-1950
59. Soil Bank
BoxFolder
291Soil Bank, 1958-1962
60. State Department
BoxFolder
292State Department, 1964-1969
293State Department, 1965
294State Department, 1963-1964
295State Department, 1958-1963
296State Department, 1961-1962
297State Department, 1958-1960
298State Department, 1953-1957
299State Department, 1950-1952
61. Statehood
BoxFolder
2910Statehood, 1958-1959
2911Statehood, 1958-1959
2912Statehood, 1957
62. Surplus Property
BoxFolder
2913Surplus Property, 1966-1967
2914Surplus Property, 1958-1961
2915Surplus Property, 1954-1955
2916Surplus Property, 1952
63. Tax
BoxFolder
2917Tax, 1964-1970
2918Tax, 1965
2919Tax, 1963-1964
2920Tax, 1962-1963
2921Tax, 1961-1962
29 22-23 Tax, 1958-1960
2924Tax, 1950-1952
64. TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority]
BoxFolder
2925TVA [Empty]
2926TVA, 1958-1959
2927TVA, 1958-1959
65. Tariff
BoxFolder
2928Tariff, 1949-1951
2929Tariff [Empty]
2930Tariff, 1966-1969
2931Tariff, 1965
2932Tariff, 1963
2933Tariff, 1958-1963
2934Tariff, 1958-1963
2935Tariff, 1961-1962
2936Tariff, 1958-1960
2937Tariff, 1958-1960
66. Textiles
BoxFolder
2938Textiles, 1953-1957
2939Textiles, 1949-1950
2940Textiles, 1967
2941Textiles [Empty]
2942Textiles, 1961-1963
67. Tragedy of Errors
BoxFolder
301Tragedy of Errors, 1958-1959
302Tragedy of Errors, 1958
68. Treaties
BoxFolder
303General, 1965-1969
304General, 1965-1966
305General, 1963
306General, 1962
30 7-8 General, 1958-1960
309General, 1953-1957
3010Genocide Convention, 1950-1952
3011NATO [Empty]
3012NATO, 1961
69. Un-American
BoxFolder
3013Un-American, 1964-1969
3014Un-American, 1965-1966
3015Un-American, 1963-1964
3016Un-American, 1958-1963
3017Un-American, 1961-1962
3018Un-American, 1958-1960
3019Un-American, 1953-1957
3020Un-American, 1949-1952
70. United Nations
BoxFolder
3021United Nations, 1964-1967
3022United Nations, 1965-1966
3023United Nations, 1963-1964
3024United Nations, 1958-1963
3025United Nations, 1961-1962
3026United Nations, 1960
3027United Nations, 1953-1957
3028United Nations, 1951-1952
71. Unemployment
BoxFolder
3029[Empty]
3030Unemployment, 1962
72. Urban Renewal
BoxFolder
3031[Empty]
3032Urban Renewal, 1961-1962
73. Vatican
BoxFolder
3033Vatican, 1961
3034Vatican, 1954
3035Vatican, 1950-1952